Q. How do you cite a dictionary online website?


According to the APA Help guide, here's how to cite an online dictionary:

Dictionaries / Definitions


Word from Dictionary. (2020). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/.

In-text: (“Word from Dictionary”, 2020).

If no year is listed, use n.d. which stands for no date.

Word from Dictionary. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/.


Word from Dictionary. (2014). In M. Agnes (Ed.)., Webster’s new world college dictionary (5th ed., p. 1377). New York, NY: Macmillan.

In-text: (“Word from Dictionary”, 2014).

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  • Last Updated Jan 27, 2020
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